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[audio]South Bank blue busker - London Sound Survey
The busker is 'blue' as in completely coloured electric blue: face, hands, hair and clothing. He plays an acoustic guitar amplified with a small PA concealed beneath a cloth-covered pedestal. Onlookers applaud at the end. Recorded June 2009.
Keywords: London; sounds; field recording; busker; South Bank
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[audio]Notting Hill Carnival: Dawn at Ladbroke Grove - London Sound Survey
People gather at 6am for the Jouvert parade, marking the start of the 2008 carnival, around the north end of Ladbroke Grove. Shouts from the crowd, horns and whistles, the sound of generator from a catering truck. Recorded August 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Notting Hill Carnival; Jouvert; Ladbroke Grove
Downloads: 33
[audio]Christian preacher Ealing - London Sound Survey
A man holds forth outside Ealing Broadway station about the need to turn from sin and accept Christ. He is accompanied by a silent companion. Sounds of pedestrians entering and leaving the station, and buses and other vehicles passing nearby. Recorded in July 2009.
Keywords: London; field recording; Ealing; religion; preacher; Christian
Downloads: 60
[audio]Kiosk owner St Giles Circus - London Sound Survey
A kiosk owner at St Giles Circus, central London, advertises drinks and sweets with a steady stream of sales patter. Music plays over a loudspeaker mounted at the front of his kiosk. Pedestrian and traffic noise. Recorded August 2009.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; West End; street seller
Downloads: 46
[audio]Preacher at Covent Garden - London Sound Survey
A preacher at Covent Garden paces up and down while holding forth in a slow and deliberate way. Nearby youngsters make sarcastic remarks about her. Recorded August 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; preacher; Christian; Covent Garden
Downloads: 62
[audio]G20 protests London - London Sound Survey
Edited down from a longer recording and cross-faded. Cyclists pedal eastwards along Tooley Street, sounding bells and whistles. Next, a jazz band leads a march northwards across London Bridge, followed by a battery-powered PA in a handcart, playing reggae. Crowd noise increases as the march reaches King William Street, with cheers and something like a cow-bell being struck. The noise redoubles when office workers are spotted peering from windows high up along Lombard Street...
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; G20; protest; demonstration
Downloads: 60
[audio]Child accordionist - London Sound Survey
Two Romanian gypsy children, one playing an accordion, work their way along an Underground carriage. The older child plays the accordion while the younger one holds a short stick with a tin can fixed to the end. One passenger tosses a pound coin into the can. Recorded on the Northern line in central London in November 2008.
Keywords: London; field recording; music; accordion; gypsy; Roma; London Underground
Downloads: 140
[audio]Mind the gap - London Sound Survey
'Mind the gap' announcements on the District and Circle line platforms at Monument Underground station. First, announcements for an eastbound train, then a westbound train pulls in, and the instruction is repeated. Recorded July 2009.
Keywords: London; London sounds; London Underground; recorded announcement
Downloads: 8,746
[audio]Beehive pub Brixton - London Sound Survey
Night-time sound map recording: Ambience in the Beehive pub, Brixton, south London. Loud conversations and laughter from the pub regulars. Recorded in September 2009.
Keywords: London; London sounds; ambient; pub; Brixton; field recording
Downloads: 88
[audio]Muezzin in Whitechapel - London Sound Survey
The muezzin at the East London Mosque, Whitechapel, calls evening prayers. The prayer-call competes with the sound of heavy traffic passing along Whitechapel Road. Recorded May 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; religion; Islam; mosque; muezzin
Downloads: 1,496
[audio]Lord Mayors Show 2008: Passing by - London Sound Survey
The procession passing by with pipe band, recorded from a side-street off Ludgate Hill. Recorded November 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Lord Mayor; pipe band
Downloads: 17
[audio]Sir Colin Campbell pub music - London Sound Survey
A small group of Irish musicians play traditional music on a Saturday night in the Sir Colin Campbell pub, Kilburn High Road, north London. Recorded November 2008.
Keywords: London; sounds; field recording; pub; Irish music; Kilburn
Downloads: 128
[audio]Chinese New Year - London Sound Survey
The day before the Chinese New Year, performers from a shaolin martial arts group put on a display featuring a Chinese dragon and percussionists. Recorded on a Saturday at the east end of Gerard Street in London's Chinatown, January 2009.
Keywords: London; field recording; Chinatown; Gerard Street; music; shaolin
Downloads: 268
[audio]Lady in White preacher - London Sound Survey
A Christian preacher, known locally as the 'Lady in White', stands near the shopping centre at the Elephant and Castle and warns of the coming end time. She paces up and down while preaching, and claps her hands with each change of direction. Loud traffic noise. Recorded July 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; preacher; Christian
Downloads: 76
[audio]Anti child abuse march - London Sound Survey
A woman with a loudhailer leads call-and-response chanting on an anti-child abuse march along Piccadilly, central London, on a Saturday afternoon. Recorded August 2008.
Keywords: London; field recording; demonstration; march; Piccadilly
Downloads: 37
[audio]Columbia Road flower market - London Sound Survey
Male and female traders' cries at Columbia Road flower market, east London, including some good banter with customers. Edited down from a 30-minute recording, with the individual extracts cross-faded. Recorded in September 2009.
Keywords: London; field recording; East End; Columbia Road; street market; market trader
Downloads: 51
[audio]Golden Eagle pub singalong 2 - London Sound Survey
More song from the regulars of the Golden Eagle pub in Marylebone Lane, central London. Recorded later on the same Friday evening. Recorded November 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; pub; singalong; Golden Eagle
Downloads: 64
[audio]Notting Hill Carnival 2008: People's World - London Sound Survey
People's World carnival/mas float and band in parade, recorded near junction of Great Western Road and Westbourne Park Road, early afternoon. Recorded August 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Notting Hill Carnival
Downloads: 36
[audio]By Oval tube station - London Sound Survey
Night-time sound map: Ambience at the entrance to Oval Underground/tube station in south London. Sounds of traffic, footsteps, voices of people passing in and out of the station, and station announcements.
Keywords: London; London sounds; ambient; field recording; Oval; London Underground
Downloads: 211
[audio]Petticoat Lane market traders - London Sound Survey
Stallholders' cries recorded at Petticoat Lane market on a Sunday morning. Most cries are for cheap clothing, some for other goods including batteries, souvenirs and bead-filled cushions. Edited down from a longer continuous recording, with the individual extracts cross-faded. Recorded April 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Petticoat Lane; street market
Downloads: 74
[audio]Bank holiday fair Blackheath - London Sound Survey
Sound action recording - Economic - Funfairs and amusements: Extracts from a longer recording featuring dodgem ride operator's voice, screams of people on various rides, spooky recorded voices for a ghost train ride, and music from other attractions.
Keywords: London; London sounds; funfair; fairground; field recording; Blackheath
Downloads: 70
[audio]Bus conductor Strand - London Sound Survey
A conductor on a number 11 Routemaster bus calls out the placenames at stops along the Strand, central London. Cross-fading of two extracts from a longer recording. Recorded September 2008.
Keywords: London; field recording; transport; bus; bus conductor; Strand
Downloads: 77
[audio]Speakers Corner preacher - London Sound Survey
A preacher at Speakers Corner describes how God has turned his life around. He stands alone ignored by all except the recordist, with a small cardboard placard bearing a Biblical verse. Recorded in the early afternoon on a Sunday, July 2008.
Keywords: London; sounds; field recording; preacher; religion; Christian; Speakers Corner
Downloads: 152
[audio]Please help the disabled - London Sound Survey
A man with a distinctive sing-song mantra of 'Please help the disabled, help the disabled please' tries to raise funds from afternoon commuters at City Thameslink station. He has appeared regularly at London rail termini for at least a decade. Until a few years ago, his chant went 'Please help the handicapped'. Recorded April 2009.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; charity; fundraiser
Downloads: 75
[audio]Battle Bonfire Parade 2008: The parade returns - London Sound Survey
At the Battle Bonfire Parade, 2008, drumming groups are heard as they make their way back into the town centre before entering the bonfire field. Recorded November 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; bonfire night; Guy Fawkes
Downloads: 27
[audio]Brick Lane traders - London Sound Survey
Note: contains swearing. Traders at Brick Lane market, east London, on a Sunday lunchtime. Traders' cries for fruit and veg, electrical goods, clothes and accessories. Individual examples edited from a longer continuous recording and cross-faded. Recorded May 2008.
Keywords: London; field recording; East End; Brick Lane; street market; market trader
Downloads: 55
[audio]Notting Hill Carnival 2008: Elimu Paddington Arts - London Sound Survey
Elimu Paddington Arts carnival/mas band make their way along Westbourne Park Road. Recorded August 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Notting Hill Carnival
Downloads: 25
[audio]Romford market traders - London Sound Survey
Market traders' and costermongers' cries at Romford market on a Saturday. Individual male and female traders' voices edited down from a forty-minute recording and cross-faded. Most cries are for fruit and veg, some are for clothing and footwear. Recorded August 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Romford; street market
Downloads: 85
[audio]Freerunning Trafalgar Square - London Sound Survey
Sound action recording - Social - Other sports: Amplified music and excitable commentators' voices at a freerunning/parkour contest in central London.
Keywords: London; London sounds; freerunning; parkour; Trafalgar Square
Downloads: 45
[audio]Our Lady of Mount Carmel procession - London Sound Survey
Annual procession our Lady of Mount Carmel from St Peter's Church in Theobalds Road through Clerkenwell. A speaker introduces the float honouring St Francis of Assisi, a policeman asks onlookers to move off the road, recorded music from the passing float, faint voices of singers walking by in the procession, finally a marching band comes to a halt and plays. Three extracts from a longer recording cross-faded together...
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; religion; Mount Carmel; Catholic; Clerkenwell; procession
Downloads: 50
[audio]Kiosk owner St Giles Circus - London Sound Survey
A kiosk owner at St Giles Circus, central London, advertises drinks and sweets with a steady stream of sales patter. Music plays over a loudspeaker mounted at the front of his kiosk. Pedestrian and traffic noise. Recorded August 2009.
Keywords: London sounds; London; ambient; street seller
Downloads: 51
[audio]Lord Mayors Show 2008: Passing floats - London Sound Survey
Floats belonging to Canary Wharf Ltd and the Institute of Chartered Accountants pass by, followed by the Royal Yeomanry Band. Recorded opposite St Paul's Cathedral. Recorded November 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Lord Mayor; St Paul's
Downloads: 16
[audio]Sir Colin Campbell pub music 2 - London Sound Survey
A small group of Irish musicians play traditional music on a Saturday night in the Sir Colin Campbell pub, Kilburn High Road, north London. Recorded November 2008.
Keywords: London; sounds; field recording; pub; Irish music; Kilburn
Downloads: 190
[audio]Lord Mayors Show 2008: Cub scout kazoos - London Sound Survey
A pack of Cub Scouts wait impatiently opposite St Paul's Cathedral, blowing whistles and kazoos to create a curiously pleasing dissonance. Recorded November 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Lord Mayor; St Paul's
Downloads: 24
[audio]Outside Millwall football ground - London Sound Survey
Millwall play Stockport at home. Some Millwall fans who didn't get into the ground stand at a vantage point by a footpath a few score yards south of the stadium. Recorded November 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; football; Millwall
Downloads: 81
[audio]Deptford car auction - London Sound Survey
Auctioneer at car auction saleroom in Deptford, south-east London. He speaks through a PA system as the cars are driven slowly past the prospective buyers. Recorded June 2008.
Keywords: London; field recording; Deptford; auction
Downloads: 140
[audio]Hare Krishna festival - London Sound Survey
Hare Krishna devotees drag enormous decorated wooden structures into Trafalgar Square from Pall Mall as part of the Rathayatra Carnival of Chariots. Shouts as the devotees pull on ropes, then a slow crescendo of chanting and percussion. Recorded July 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; religious festival; Hare Krishna
Downloads: 100
[audio]Harmonica player South Bank - London Sound Survey
An old man plays the harmonica on the South Bank near the London Eye. He performs while standing under a tree. A cloth cap at his feet contains a few coins given by passersby. Noises made by other street entertainers can be heard in the background. Recorded June 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; busker; South Bank
Downloads: 188
[audio]Sax player Soho - London Sound Survey
A saxophonist plays a moody version of 'The Girl from Ipanema' late at night against a suitable backdrop of sirens and night revellers' hubbub in Old Compton Street, Soho, central London. Recorded Jult 2008.
Keywords: London; field recording; busker; saxophone; Soho
Downloads: 121
[audio]Golden Eagle pub singalong 1 - London Sound Survey
Pub regulars sing on a Friday evening to piano accompaniment at the Golden Eagle, Marylebone Lane, central London. Recorded November 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; pub; singalong; Golden Eagle
Downloads: 91
[audio]For your safety London Bridge - London Sound Survey
Pre-recorded 'Stand behind the yellow line' safety announcement on a Northern Line platform at London Bridge station. Recorded October 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; London Underground; recorded announcement
Downloads: 292
[audio]Collared Dove - London Sound Survey
London wildlife: Two collared doves call at Rainham station, Essex/east London.
Keywords: London; London sounds; wildlife; birds; Essex; Rainham
Downloads: 230
[audio]The Shepherd and his Flock pub - London Sound Survey
Inside the 'Shepherd and his flock' pub on Goldhawk Road, Shepherds Bush, west London. Laughter, voices and recorded music playing inside this small pub. A man orders drinks from the barmaid.
Keywords: London sounds; London; field recording; ambient; pub; Shepherds Bush
Downloads: 47
[audio]Coldharbour Lane Brixton - London Sound Survey
Night-time sound map: Walking westwards along Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, on a Saturday night. Sounds of music from nightclubs and shops, passersby.
Keywords: London sounds; London; ambient; Brixton; field recording
Downloads: 74
[audio]Notting Hill Carnival 2008: Saxon Sound - London Sound Survey
The south London-based Saxon Sound system have set up at a junction of side streets a few score yards off Ladbroke Grove. They play roots and dub to themselves and a few onlookers in one of the less busy parts of the Carnival area. Recorded August 2008.
Keywords: London; field recording; sounds; Notting Hill Carnival; reggae; dub; roots
Downloads: 118
[audio]Notting Hill Carnival 2008: Glorious Backstage Arts - London Sound Survey
Glorious Backstage Arts carnival/mas float and band in parade, recorded near junction of Great Western Road and Westbourne Park Road, early afternoon. Recorded August 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; Notting Hill Carnival
Downloads: 21
[audio]Southwark cathedral bells - London Sound Survey
Immediately south of the Thames, the bells at Southwark cathedral are rung on a Sunday morning. Trains passing over Borough Market rumble and grind in the background. Recorded May 2009.
Keywords: London; sounds; field recording; church bells; Southwark; cathedral
Downloads: 627
[audio]Christian preacher Brixton - London Sound Survey
A Christian preacher evangelises to passers-by near Brixton tube station with the aid of Roland Micro Cube speaker-amp, set to add reverb to his voice. Sounds of traffic, passersby and people waiting at a nearby bus stop. Recorded in August 2009.
Keywords: London; field recording; Brixton; religion; preacher; Christian
Downloads: 106
[audio]Save our Stow - London Sound Survey
Demonstrators chant in protest at the threatened closure of Walthamstow Stadium greyhound track as they head towards Hoe Street, north-east London. Recorded August 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; field recording; demonstration; protest; Walthamstow; dog racing
Downloads: 25
[audio]Platform announcer Victoria Underground - London Sound Survey
A member of station staff uses the platform tannoy system to make standard announcements on the District and Circle line platform at Victoria. Recorded August 2008.
Keywords: London; London sounds; London Underground; recorded announcement
Downloads: 512
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